Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train while talking on a cell phone

A 17-year-old girl from Kent, Washington was hit by an Amtrak train today as she walked across the tracks near James Street reported KiroTV.com. There was no crossing signal or barrier on that portion of the tracks.

The girl, who appeared to be talking on a cell phone while she walked, apparently did not notice the oncoming train.

The King County Medical Examiner is conducting an investigation. The name of the girl has not yet been released.

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